Most people have encountered word jumble puzzles before, but if you're not familiar with them, here's what's involved: The puzzle consists of a grid of letters arranged in rows and columns. The grid is usually square or rectangular in over all shape, but it doesn't have to be _ for example, a themed puzzle may have another shape (e.g. an puzzle containing words related to aviation might be in the shape of an aeroplane). Hidden within the grid are words. These words can be arranged in any direction, left_to_right, right_to_left, upwards, downwards, or diagonally. The words can overlap or intersect, and of course not every letter in the grid is actually part of a word. The player's objective is to find all the words hidden within the grid, and circle each of them. In most games, the player is given the list of words to look for.
Kids like to keep busy. Make sure yours have options other than the television and video games! Making word search puzzles for friends and family is one great hobby. But your kids don't have to make ordinary puzzles with a random set of words. Use one of the ideas below for a puzzle with a twist! Kids can learn new words, practice their spelling, make cool gifts, and have fun while making these puzzles.